OEFFA Policy

Farm policy matters to the farmers and families who work to steward our land for future generations. It also matters to our communities who have a right to safe, healthy, nutrient-rich food, regardless of race or class. And, it impacts the land, air, water, and natural ecosystems that sustain us.

But, too often, sustainable and organic family farmers—and those of us who count on them—are under threat from policies that support farm concentration and industrial agriculture. OEFFA works to counter this by making sure the diverse voices of sustainable agriculture are heard and that agricultural policy helps create a more racially and socially just and equitable food system.

State and federal policies shape our environment, communities, and health whether we are involved or not. That’s why your voice is needed to make sure public institutions are accountable to the people and the planet.

Join us in working to create a future where sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance the environment. We are stronger together.

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OEFFA Farm Policy Opportunities, Events, and Resources

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OEFFA Farm Policy Priorities

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2023 Farm Bill

The 2023 Farm Bill will shape the future of agriculture for years to come. Join us in shaping this transformative bill so that it promotes soil health and climate resilience; increases investments in conservation, local food systems, and organic research; addresses corporate consolidation, and provides more support for beginning and BIPOC farmers.

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Organic Agriculture

Organic agriculture provides myriad benefits to farmers, farm workers, communities, and our climate. Join us in working to maintain and improve the integrity of organic agriculture, governed by the National Organic Program (NOP), which is advised by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

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Ohio Policy

Healthy soils hold water and reduce run-off, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and help farmers build climate resilience and improve profitability. Join us in advocating for soil health legislation in Ohio, and learn more about the passage of the Family Farm ReGeneration Act and OEFFA’s other state policy work.

OEFFA Farm Policy News

2023 Farm Bill Climate Solutions Letter Rally for Resilience

Two Things You Can Do to Support Climate Solutions in the Farm Bill

Tell Congress that farmer-led climate solutions should be part of the next Farm Bill. Sign the national farmer letter on climate change and save the date (March 6-8) for the Rally for Resilience in Washington D.C.!

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Beginning Farmer Tax Credits Now Available

OEFFA members celebrate the passage of the Family Farm ReGeneration Act, which helps Ohio beginning farmers access farmland. Tax credits for next generation farmers and asset owners are now available!

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Ohio Soil Health Bill Moving Forward

OEFFA, the Ohio Soil Health Initiative, and Rep. Juanita Brent have introduced Ohio Bill 669 to create a Healthy Soils Task Force.

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